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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

860      .                            FLORA INDICA.                     (lumariacea.
sectis subtus glaucis, racemis oppositifoliis fruetiferis elongatis, petalo
postico apice spathulato-obcordato pianiusculo sub-bifido calcar latum
obtusum sequante v. superante, antico linear! coucavo, lateralibus li-
beris, ailiquis tortuosis.
HAB. la vallibus humidis Himalayas temperatse: Sikkim, alt. 9000
ped.I—(Fl. Jun,)(0. *)
Cautis 2-3-pedalis, debilis, laxe ramosus. Folia 4 unc. vel spithamsea, liueari-
obloDga; ipinnzs laxis, atternis, superioribus piunatifidis; pinnulis obovato-oblongis
apiculatia grbsae obtuse lobatis, pinnatifidisve, petiolo basi vii dilatato. Racemi
socundi, foliis eequflongi, fractiferi graciles, pedales, multiflori; bractece subulate.
Sepala minima, squamulecformia, orbicularia, fimbriato-lacera. Pet alum posticum
curvttm, apice dilatatum, emarginato*bifidum, lateribua recurvis; anticnm angustum,
concavum, apice rotundalnm emarginatum; petala lateralia apice crassa, oblique rotuu-
data, iafra apiccin coadanata; synematis appendice libera, curva, calearis •& «equanter
Ooarium lineare, stylo gracili roquilongo. Oouta plurima, 2-seriata. Siliqua ad-
modum smgolares, gracQe pediccllatte, |-1 poll.longsc, 1 lin. latoei flexuosio et tortse,
stylo gracili elongate terminate; valves membranaceee, torulosse. Semina parva,
atra, nitida, reniformi-globasa, sobcompressa; testa punctata cra^iuscola j fuiiiculo
znagno elongato crasso apice acurainato.
A most remarkable species, easily recognized by the tortuous pod and the carious
funicle of the seed. The broad posticous petal allies it to C. diphyIIa and others,.
and the habit to C. charoptylla* The spur varies a good deal in length, and the
Appendix is quite free. The lateral petals are united at a point some way below their
apices, producing a gibbosity which no other Himalayan species kuown to us possesses.
2.  C* flaccida (H.f. ct TO;  elata, rarnosa, foliis subtriternatina
pinnatisecti$, pin nulls obkmgis ovatis v* rotundatis, racerais brenbus,
sepalis kte ovatis acutis erosis, petalo pq^ico *pice spathulato emar-
ginato-bilobo calcar curvum superante, antico apice rotimdato.
HAB. In sylvia humidis Himakyae temperatae orientalis: Sikklra,
alt. 11-12,000 ped.l—(FL Jua. JuL) (r.t?.)
Herba robusta, 2-3-pedalis, folioaa, ramosa; caute crassidsculo. Folia 6-polI.
vel pedalia, circumscriptione ovato-oblonga v. subdelt^idea, yalde membranacca, viz
glauca; foliola £-$• uuc. lata, petiolulata, ultima sessilia, iutcrdum cordaia, yarie
inciso-lobata v. subpinuatifida; scgmentia obtusis, a^iculatis; caulinorum petioli basi
vix dilatati, radicalium subvagitiantes. JRacemi termmales et axillares, 4-6-pollicares,
basi foliolis sessilibus decompoaitis bractcati. Flares subconferti, breve et gracile
pedicellati, ^-f poll, longi, pallide fusco-parporei; bractca liaeares, apice (lilatati,
inferiores laciniati v, -foliacei. Sepala pro genere arapla. Petalti exteriora fere
recta, planiuscula, consimilia, dor^o apices versus anguste carinata, appendice crassa
libera calcar f scquautea, interiora infra medium superior! adnata. Ovarium elon-
gatum, stylara gracilem superans; ovulis plurimis. Silifva immatura anguste li-
nearis, recta, stylum elongatom superans, matura (e replis persistentibus ,tuntum
visis) 14 poll, longa.
This very handsome species agrees in the structure of the flower and habit with C\
opJdocarpa, but diUurs iu the more compound not glaucous leaves, amailer, broader,
more laciuiate pinnules, axillary or tormina! short racemes, which have not secund
flowers, larger, very different bracts, purplish flower*, large sepals, keeled upper and
lower petals, the lateral petals being adnate to the upper, and in the form of the ovary
and poda. Oar specimens are in flower, hut we have a few with very old pods, the
valves and seeds of which have fallen away t from these remain*, uowever, we con-
fidently place it in the present section.
3.  C* leptocarpa (H.f. et T.)$ caule breriuaculo debiti va^e rainoso,